Monday, May 9, 2016

San Francisco with AJ

Events in this post took place in July 2006.
We spent the night of Thursday, July 20, 2006 at the Trailer Villa in Redwood City, CA. We were in California to visit our two sons. Our oldest, AJ lived in San Francisco and our youngest, Christopher was still deployed overseas, but would return to Twentynine Palms in the near future.
Friday morning, AJ took the Cal Train from San Francisco to Redwood City. Kathi and I met him at the train station. We took AJ back to our motorhome with us and Kathi made tacos for lunch. Believe it or not, they were great again. It was the first time AJ had Kathi's tacos since he moved to the west coast. We had a good time visiting and catching up on current events.
AJ on a hill with San Francisco in the background.
 Kathi thought AJ looked too thin. He was on a low-fat diet and was working out at the YMCA several days each week. I thought he looked fine, but I was not the chief cook. We drove AJ back to his apartment in the evening. Driving in San Francisco was different. There were a lot of pedestrians and what they considered a crosswalk was obviously an individual decision. I just drove slower than usual and gave all the pedestrians plenty of time to get out of the path of our Jeep. 
AJ on the coast in San Francisco.
 Saturday morning, we drove into San Francisco so I could help AJ hang some drapes in his apartment. They looked great. We had a late lunch at Olive Garden. The meal was what we expected and suited our taste buds. After a nice time visiting, we dropped AJ off at his apartment and Kathi and I drove back to our motorhome in Redwood City.
AJ riding BART.
 We stayed home the next two days. AJ was studying for exams and Kathi had some housework she wanted to get done. We only had 30-amp service at Trailer Villa, which is normally okay in the bay area. This trip it was a little warmer than we expected.
Thursday, July 27th was a beautiful day in the city. San Francisco has some of the best days anywhere with cool temperatures and bright sunshine. The trade-off is a lot of overcast days with high humidity. I never met anyone that did not like the weather in the area.
AJ in Golden Gate Park.
We picked AJ up and took a drive around the area and crossed the Golden Gate Bridge. We ended up at the Cheesecake Factory in Corte Madera for lunch. It was crowded, but we did not have to wait long for a table. I never like the menu items in California restaurants, but the lunch at the restaurant was delicious. I just gave Kathi the parts of my lunch I would not eat. We looked at some RV parks in Marin County, but after evaluating prices, we decided we were fine where we were staying.
We were having a good time seeing AJ and still had a few more days to be in town. More good times coming.


  1. I have not been on Facebook much since Bet was here last week. Facebook is where I see that you have posted in your blog. This, of course, brought back memories of that visit. Funny, I was just thinking of San Francisco. I miss it more and more so I think of it all the time. Almost every day. I enjoyed reading this.

  2. Your blog last week on Trump still surprises me. If you had ever told me you were going to consider voting for Donald Trump for anything I would have laughed until this year. We will see if he finds it easy to keep campaign promises if he defies the odds and defeats Clinton. I urge everyone reading this to go back and read last week's blog entry you did on Trump

  3. Thanks for reading, AJ. We had some good times in San Francisco. The article about Trump is available at